POLICE SEARCHING FOR SEX OFFENDER INVOLVED WITH DEATH OF PAIGHTON HOUSTON

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says that an arrest warrant has been issued for 50-year old Frederick Hampton, who they believe is connected to the death of Paighton Houston. He is a registered sex offender and has been charged with abuse of a corpse.

Houston was last seen leaving a Birmingham bar on Dec. 20, 2019. Her body was found in a shallow grave two weeks later.

Authorities believe that Houston and Hampton were together around the time of her disappearance and that she died on Dec. 21.

Police are still searching for Hampton and believe that he may have fled to Georgia.

If you have any information that could help investigators, call your local police department or Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at (205) 254-3333.

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